Dana Edelson/NBCThe latest Kanye West tirade is now available online in audio form.
The New York Post has released an audio clip documenting what it says is Kanye ripping the Saturday Night Live production crew last weekend for dismantling part of his set before his musical performance on the show.
In the clip, Kanye sternly warns, “Don’t f*** with me,” and puts himself above an eclectic mix of famous figures: director Stanley Kubrick, artist Pablo Picasso, Paul the Apostle, and Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
“Whoa by 50 percent [I am more influential than] Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, f******* Picasso and Escobar. By 50 percent more influential than any other human being….By 50 percent dead or alive, by 50 percent for the next 1,000 years. Stanley Kubrick, ‘Ye,” he’s purportedly heard saying in the clip.
The New York Post also reports that Kanye called NBC staffers “white mother******” and Taylor Swift a “fake a**.”
The newspaper says SNL chief Lorne Michaels had to convince Kanye to stick around and continue with his scheduled performance.
TMZ reports that Kanye didn’t lash out at SNL employees, but rather vented to his crew.
Kanye’s SNL appearance came two days before Taylor seemingly took him to task during a Grammys acceptance speech for taking credit for her fame in his song, “Famous.”
As you know, the rapper has made a number of controversial remarks on Twitter in recent weeks, including a tense spat with Wiz Khalifa and a claim that he’s $53 million in debt. On the latter front, someone set up a GoFundMe page to help out Kanye. As of Thursday morning, it’s raised over three thousand bucks.
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